Bricked (?) DS Phat, need help!

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  1. Ubertraka
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    Hi all, this is my first post here (member since 2007.... long time lurker....). I hope someone can help me!

    I recently found my flashed DS Phat (:yay:) from a few years ago. It has been working great for my 3yr old son for a week, but today I (stupidly) removed the battery in an attempt to reset it to factory settings. Now it boots up, shows the Nintendo DS logo on the top, the logo disappears, and I'm left with two white screens.

    I've tried putting ds and gba cards in the slots, thinking it would auto-start, but no luck.

    Is there a way to fix this? I have a r4i card. I would like to flashme the ds again, but I've no idea what i'm doing.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Another World

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    did you have the flashme installed with the recovery code? i don't recall if all versions had it.

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/r4decrypt.51194/#post-653652 <-- might be worth a read.

    -another world
     
  3. Ubertraka
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    I do have flashme installed, but it was done a long time ago and I'm not sure if it supports slot 1 recovery.
    Since I have a r4i gold I tried encrypting the flashme.nds to _DS_MENU.DAT, so that it would boot straight to flashme, but no luck. This makes me think I definitely don't have a version of flashme isntalled that supports slot 1 recovery.

    So, what options do I have? Get a slot 2 flash device?
     
  4. Fishaman P

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    It actually may be cheaper to get another DS Phat.
     
  5. Ubertraka
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    That's what I'm starting to think... can't seem to find a good shop to buy from.
     
  6. assassinz

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    Send your DS phat to me and I can reflash it for you (if it's not bricked). PM me.